State bills related to Equal Access and Reasonable Accommodations
AB 999 -Disability access: statutory damages: small businesses: technical violations
Existing law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and imposes minimum statutory damages for construction-related accessibility claims if a violation of an accessibility standard denies a plaintiff with a disability full and equal access to the place of public accommodation on a particular occasion.
AB 1514 - Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) provides assistive telecommunications equipment. The mission of the program is to provide access to basic telephone service for the deaf and hard of hearing.
AB 497 - Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
AB 497 would extend the California Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program to provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the telephone.
SB 735 Public social services: accommodation: notification
Longstanding state and federal law prohibit disability-based discrimination by state and local governmental entities. The same law requires that governmental entities provide reasonable modifications in policies and practices to people with disabilities to ensure that they have equal access to government services.